Is Mackie set to be the next James Bond? Rumors that the producers are looking for someone slightly different to play James Bond emerged in September 2020. One of the names who keeps cropping up is Anthony Mackie.
UPDATE 30/10/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Every man, at some point in his life, wishes he could be James Bond. And with the news that Daniel Craig may well be out as 007, there are a whole bunch of actors from London to Los Angeles wondering what they could bring to the role.
Could Anthony Mackie become the Seventh James Bond?
Mackie’s star has been rising in Hollywood in recent years thank to critically acclaimed roles in Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Captain America: Civil War (2016) and Ant-Man (2015). His commercial appeal is growing, too.
The question for Mackie now is – what next?
Three reasons Anthony Mackie would be good for the James Bond franchise
- It would clarify that Bond is a rotating identity: If M can be a woman, why can't James Bond be a 42-year-old American?
- No other performers could be nearly as cool and broodingly suave as Mackie.
- It would give Anthony Mackie a chance to play a lover, as well as a fighter.
This 'Mackie To Play James Bond' Rumor had the internet in a frenzy
Twitter was flooded again Thursday with loads of tweets related to the rumor. Some fans even launched an online Facebook page called We Want Anthony Mackie for James Bond.
“His name is Mackie. Anthony Mackie!”
— Alan Sepintree (@sepintree) October 29, 2020
“He was perfect as William Johnson in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, he will be tremendous portraying James Bond.”
— The Clear Observer (@clearobserver) October 29, 2020
“An American James Bond!?! Is it some kind of a joke?”
— Boris Kleinman (@UKBoris) October 29, 2020
“Now, this might be a bit of a controversial pick for the role. But think about it: Mackie has always been a skilled actor. He's also known for his wit.”
— Claire Stone (@averageclaire) October 29, 2020
Rumors about Anthony Mackie stepping into the role's next iteration have been floating about for a while now. He is characterized by being smooth, slick, handsome, rugged and charming. These are definitely the characteristics needed to play James Bond. Don’t you agree?
Do you think Anthony Mackie should be the next James Bond?
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